valerie & jared | hickory run state park engagement session

“If you weren’t real I would make you up now. I wish that I could follow through.
I know that your love is true, and deep, as the sea” -Iron & Wine

Valerie and Jared, these two have hearts of adventure and a willingness to try anything, go anywhere, and leave their full trust in our hands. We truly cannot say enough amazing things about them. Our day together might have started off with getting lost, poor cell reception and a sense of wondering if we were even going to find each other, but it ended, in the best possible way, filled with the truest kind of love and the most beautiful light. We decided on Hickory Run State Park for their engagement session, mainly because when asked where they wanted to shoot they left it all up to us, and this one location has been on our must shoot lists for a long time. It’s not everyday that you just come across a beautiful setting like this so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. They took the session in stride as they ventured out onto the rocks and took to them like mountain goats… or at least with the the hearts of mountain goats. They made this love story adventure so much fun and so amazing to capture as we photographed the love they shared with us and with each other. In the end, we are the lucky ones to have had the opportunity to get to know them and are still lucky to be able to capture these two love birds again for their wedding.